Why is X-Men: First Class rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: X-Men: First Class is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language.
Violence: Scenes of Nazi occupation and brutality are shown. A child is ripped away from his parents and knocked out with the butt of a gun. Later his mother is shot and killed in front of him. Soldiers are killed when their helmets are crushed into their heads. A mutant uses his powers to rip a metal filling out of a man’s tooth. Characters are threatened, shot, beaten, blown up and imprisoned. Characters are transported several hundred feet into the air and then dropped to the ground. A man is riddled with bullets. A man is killed when a small object is thrown through his skull.
Sexual Content: A girl waits in a man’s bed in an attempt to seduce him. Women are seen wearing only underwear. They also wear cleavage baring tops and short skirts. Some brief sexual innuendo is included. Mystique wears only body paint and carefully placed scales in several scenes. A man fondles a scantily-clad woman.
Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive and about two-dozen uses of profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently and smoke cigarettes or cigars. A main character chugs a large container of alcohol. A man reacts badly to an injection.